Cervical dermal sinus with tethered cord and syringomyelia

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Address reprint requests to: Fikret Dogulu, M.D., Resit Galip Cad. 72/6 G.O.P. Ankara 06700, Turkey. email: fdogulu@hotmail.com.

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    Photograph demonstrating the skin dimple in the midline of the neck.

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    Sagittal (left) and axial (right) MR images revealing syringohydromyelia and tethered spinal cord connecting with cervical dermal sinus.

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    Sagittal 3-month follow-up MR image demonstrating collapse of the syringomyelia and the untethered cervical spinal cord. There is no evidence of a dermal sinus tract.

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